20 COVID-19 Cases Related to Long Term Care Facility Confirmed In Cass County

By Jeremy Coumbes on June 19, 2020 at 5:25pm

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Cass County.

Today’s new cases include an outbreak at a Cass County long term care facility. All residents and staff of the facility were tested, with ten staff and eleven residents testing positive.

This outbreak includes cases from Cass, Morgan, and Menard counties. Cass County Health Department is working with facility leaders and the Illinois Department of Public Health to minimize future spread of illness among staff and residents.

The positive cases include a male in his 20s, four females in their 20s, two females in their 30s, one female in her 40s, one male in his 70s, one female in her 70s, three males in their 80s, two females in their 80s, one male in his 90s, and four females in their 90s.

All of today’s newly diagnosed patients are isolated at home or at a long term care facility. Close contacts have been identified, contacted, and given instructions on quarantine.

Cass County’s overall Covid-19 case count is now at 100. The total number recovered is at 74. There is currently one active case hospitalized.

On additional case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Morgan County today.

The 121st confirmed case is a female in her 20’s who is isolated and recovering at home. Morgan County now has 264 tests pending results and of the 121 positive cases, 54 have been released from heath restrictions and considered recovered.

Statewide, The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 692 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 44 additional confirmed deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from June 12–June 18 continues to hold at 3%.